Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you live in Riverside, California and have been charged with a sex crime, you need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Many people also find that a sex crime conviction results in a social stigma that impacts a person’s career, education, and residential life. Given these potential penalties, it is critical to maximize your chances of either reducing or beating sex crime charges.
Sex Crimes Commonly Encountered in Riverside
Some of the most sex crimes with which people in Riverside and the surrounding area are charged include:
- Acts involving lewd and lascivious conduct (Penal Code 288). These offenses most often include the molestation of minors who are under the age of 14. Lewd acts include various things like contact with a sexual organ. People convicted of these acts often end up spending several years in prison.
- Sexual battery (Penal Code 243.4). This offense involves touching another for the purposes of either abuse, arousal, or sexual gratification.
- Statutory rape (Penal Code 261.5). Most often, statutory rape refers to intercourse between an adult and a minor. Besides intercourse, the offense can also include oral acts. A statutory conviction rape often results in a multi-year prison sentence.
Some of the other sex crimes our lawyers commonly encounter include possession of child pornography, indecent exposure, and prostitution. Regardless of the sex crimes with which you are charged, you will likely be required to register as a sex offender. Failure to register as a sex offender or not complying with the strict rules that sex offenders must follow is also classified as a felony offense and can lead to a person facing substantial time in prison.
As potential employers can review sex offender registrations and use this information when making employment decisions registered sex offenders often find it difficult to keep steady employment. This is just one of the reasons why it is often critical to retain the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help respond to these charges.
Contact an Experienced Riverside Sex Crimes Attorney
If you are charged with a sex crime in California, it is important to act quickly and promptly obtain a skilled defense lawyer who will help defend against these charges. At Amicus Legal Group, we understand the severity of the charge and consequences of a conviction. Contact us today to schedule a free case review.
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